Release date: August 15th, 2018
Music and Lyrics: Sascha Ring (aka Apparat)
Mixing and Mastering: John Rodd
Artwork: Anwar Mostafa
Video by: Luis Mendoza
Available on: CDBABY, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, and on the major platforms digital
Lineup: Zuberoa Aznárez (Vocals), Adrian Benegas (Keyboards), Diego Bogarín (Guitars)
Symphonic power metal project TRAGUL are serving up their third single of 2018 titled “Goodbye”. Always looking expansively to take a step forward on each release and in an attempt pay tribute to one of the most popular series of Netflix, the band had the audacity to release a cover of the song “Goodbye” from Apparat, the intro of Netflix’s massive series “DARK”.
Originally founded by composer Adrian Benegas, TRAGUL features an insanely talented cast of collaborators that includes Spanish singer Zuberoa Aznarez (Diabulus In Musica), American guitarist Steve Conley (Flotsam and Jetsam), Paraguayan guitarist Diego Bogarín, German bassist Oliver Holzwarth (ex Blind Guardian, ex Rhapsody of Fire, ex Tarja) and Dutch drummer Sander Zoer (ex Delain).
The history of metal bands covering other metal or mainstream songs is a long and common style, but TRAGUL, as usual with their “unusual” song-by-song format of releasing their music, strikes again with a “non common” release, in this case, a Series Song Cover. It’s a song with a deep sense of calmness; with a conceptual, minimal, and a darker mood than TRAGUL’s listeners are used to. But it’s a song that can be enjoyed at the top, or as pleasant background listening mood, or at the same time as a deeply immersive experience. Haunting pianos and distant guitars sounds produce a stunningly dark yet uplifting sound that truly shines. Each instrument has its own identity, and at the same time all constituting a unique gloomy atmosphere.
One might never think that listening to a singer like Zuberoa Aznarez with an insane vocal range and powerful operatic voice, would seduce you with a whispery and very softer vocals like on this cover, proof of a voice that mesmerizes with its versatility and surprises with her high musical standard.
The song is mixed and mastered by the renowned film score engineer John Rodd. Who has been working on everything from major studio feature films (Elysium), television (Breaking Bad), video game projects (Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Assassin’s Creed), and for numerous CDs and soundtrack recordings with artists such as Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Madonna and members of The Rolling Stones, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more.
The video can be watched here:
Available on CDBABY, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, and on the major platforms digital on August 15th